Young Hackney The Edge Youth Centre
The Edge youth hub in Woodberry Down offers a range of activities for young people, with a focus on business and enterprise.
The youth centre has a main hall, IT room, two smaller activity rooms and a mini-studio. It is open every weekday and runs a regular youth club for 13 to 19-year-olds, and a junior after school club for eight to 12-year-olds.
In addition to the usual youth club activities it also runs music production, bike maintenance and wheelchair basketball sessions. Plus those interested in social action projects can join the North Youth Forum, which meets here every fortnight.
The Edge is one of five council-run youth hubs in Hackney. Each has a team of workers who organise activities, offer advice and guidance, and work with young people who need extra support.
Activities include sports, cooking, arts, gaming, multimedia and homework; community projects; accredited programmes such as Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and employment and training advice.
Each youth hub, has a speciality and the Edge is home to the borough's youth enterprise programmes, so ideal for any budding entrepreneur that wants to start their own business.